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Emily Bouchet

More choice and flexibility for HSC students in a disrupted final year of high school

Year 12 students who have had their HSC studies disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply to study at Western Sydney University based in part on their Year 11 results.


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Western consistently climbs in global rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to improve its world standing, moving up 22 places in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

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Western leads sector-wide commitment to gender equity post COVID-19

Western Sydney University has spearheaded an initiative to ensure that significant advancements in gender equity are not lost amid the COVID-19 crisis.

New program to foster emerging literary talent in Sydney’s West

Western Sydney University’s Writing and Society Research Centre has launched The Writing Zone — a new initiative to support emerging Western Sydney writers and artists under 30 years old.

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Western secures funding for Australian-first multi-sensor space observatory

Western Sydney University researchers have been awarded an International Space Investment (Expand Capability) Grant worth $410,000 (AUD) to establish an Australian-first multi-sensor space observatory in South Australia.


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New report: global snapshot of COVID-19 response

Western Sydney University’s Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative have used international research linkages to produce a new report on government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Global turtle study highlights extinction risk and roadmap to recovery

A Western Sydney University researcher has contributed to the first global and comprehensive assessment of the world’s turtle and tortoise species.




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Opinion: 3 planning strategies for Western Sydney jobs, but do they add up?

The problem of not enough jobs in Western Sydney has been in the public spotlight for half a century. At the same time, record immigration levels and cheap housing on new residential estates on the urban fringe have fuelled growth in the region’s labour force.


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Opinion: Our laws failed these endangered flying-foxes at every turn. On Saturday, Cairns council will put another nail in the coffin

On Saturday, Cairns Regional Council will disperse up to 8,000 endangered spectacled flying-foxes from their nationally important camp in central Cairns.




Awards and appointments

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Grant from Golden Key unlocks opportunity

A Western Sydney University medical student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Golden Key International Honour Society.


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International recognition for renowned diabetes and pregnancy researcher

Distinguished Professor David Simmons has been recognised by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for outstanding contributions to the field of diabetes and pregnancy.